Post # 1
I’ve posted before that I’m wearing my mom’s mom’s dress from the early 1950’s for our July wedding. I originally thought they married in 1953; nope- 1951!
I will actually be the third bride to wear it. One of grandma’s friends (who is still alive) wore it for her wedding after she emigrated from Holland to America in 1952 to marry her husband, who worked on grandma’s dad’s farm. Cool story, huh?
My FMIL is doing the alterations. We added panels in the side to make the bodice bigger, and since it was too long for me, she cut the waist opening down on the skirt of the dress, which made it wider at the waist, and shorter at the hem. She just needs to finish some minor alterations and we’re good to go
Not bad, eh! I’m SO EXCITED! [attachment=570079,74479]
Post # 6
it looks great i’m so glad that you allowed us to see the progress!! totally off topic but that’s a kick arse sink!!
Post # 7
That’s so cool! I wish I had something like that in my family. I especially love the floaty skirt.
Post # 8
@ cbre: ha, I’ll tell my FMIL you said that. She just had her bathroom redone this fall!
Post # 9
That’s so amazing! Can I borrow her? lol.
Post # 10
Thanks all, I’m pretty excited about it! Also relieved that it actually looks good on me!
Post # 11
Wow, you look beautiful. I think it’s so great that you were able incoporate your grandma’s dress into your wedding AND make it your own a little. 🙂 Gorgeous!
Post # 12
That’s great! How wonderful to be able to wear such a special dress on your big day!
Post # 13
That is so incredibly special, i wish i could do that.
Post # 15
The dress is beautiful! You are glowing in it! How special for you to be able to wear your grandmother’s dress!